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Valuation of Land – Mining Tenements on land subject to Miscellaneous Licence

Apr 19, 2024

LG Alert

Section 6.26 of the Local Government Act 1995 provides that certain categories of land are not rateable, meaning that a rate bill may not be issued in relation to that land.

Incorrect use of concessions on rates bills

Jul 5, 2023

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has become aware that some local governments may be granting ‘blanket concessions’ to ratepayers under their discretionary concession powers.
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Imposing differential rates: submitting complete applications

Feb 13, 2023

LG Alert

Local governments should already be planning towards the adoption of their budget by council on 31 August.
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Differential general rates and minimum payments

May 20, 2022

LG Alert

Western Australia’s local governments are required to advertise their rates from 1 May.
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Preparing your 2021-22 budget

May 5, 2021

LG Alert

Differential rating and minimum payments — return to normal practise.

State Government exercises new powers to help ratepayers

May 8, 2020
The Minister for Local Government has exercised his new powers under the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020.
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Local Government (COVID-19 response) Order 2020

May 7, 2020

Ministerial Circular 3 2020

As you would be aware, the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 16 April 2020 and came into effect on 21 April 2020.
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Budget process

Apr 30, 2020

LG Alert

The Minister for Local Government is intending to make an Order using the new COVID-19 Response powers.
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